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Ocean Park of Hong Kong, which is a marine theme park with ocean as main theme, is opened to public on the 10th of January in 1977. The Park is divided into two sections, namely the Waterfront (Lowland) and theSummit (Headland). The Waterfront and the Summit is connected by Cable Car and Ocean Express. Ocean Park is currently under expansion, including construction of hotels, with the expected completion date in 2012. And there will be up to 70 facilities for visitors after the expansion project.

(Last updated: 29/5/2013)

Traffic

Bus Route

Origin ↔ Destination

Alighting Stop

Citybus

629

Admiralty West ( Lippo Centre)

↔ OceanPark/ Tai Shue Wan

OceanParkMain Entrance

590

Central (Exchange Square)

↔  South Horizons

OceanParkMain Entrance

Citybus/KMB

170

Shatin Railway Station ←→ Wah Fu (Central)

171

Lai Chi Kok Bus Terminus ←→ South Horizons

671

Diamond Hill Railway Station ←→ Ap Lei Chau (Lee Lok St) Bus Terminus

* All routes have low-floored bus, but not in a fixed route-mode. Passengers should enquire first before taking the bus.

Citybus hotline: 2873 0818

KMB hotline: 2745 4466

 

Visitors taking Bus M590 after alighting at Aberdeen Sports Ground may go along Ocean Park Road for 15-20 minutes to reach the main entrance of Ocean Park.   Although there are adequate instructions along the way, most of the pedestrian crossings are without dropped kerb that wheelchair users have to proceed on carriageway, which visitors should pay more attention on safety.

The Lagoon

After enter the park, you would see the Lagoon nearby the main entrance. The Lagoon refreshing sprays from the dancing fountains weave intricate patterns into the air. By night, the whole area is transformed into a stage for the world’s first 360° water screen show Symbio in which two 9m-tall fiery dragons clash on screen. In addition, wheelchair spaces are also located at the Lagoon; it is convenience for the wheelchair users to enjoy the show.

 

Short Comment: The roads nearby the Lagoon are uneven. Wheelchair users may suffer discomfort.  It is suggested that the related parties should improve the road conditions.

Grand Aquarium

The Grand Aquarium is the world's top ten aquariums, which over 520000 liters of water capacity and 11 meters of water depth. The Grand Aquarium feeds over 400 varieties and 5000 valuable fish. It has the world's largest aquarium dome, which stands at an astounding5.5min diameter. Finally, the tourists can watch all valuable fish in Aquarum through an awe-inspiring13mwide acrylic viewing panel. Wheelchair users can take the lift to reach the main entrance of the Grand Aquarium located on the second floor and enjoy the aquarium along the museum ramp.

Sea Life Carousel

Visitors can ride the hippocampus, goldfish, dolphins or sharks to enjoy the dynamic journey of the underwater world in the Sea Life Carousel. The Carousel has a retractable ramp, so that the wheelchair users can also enjoy in this facilities.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Giant Panda Habitat

Varios Pavilions of rare animals in “Amazing Asian Animals” in the Waterfront are also available for wheelchair users to visit. For example, the Giant Panda Habitat, with ramp provided at the main entrance and throughout the whole habitat for the convenience of wheelchair users. The Habitat opened officially on the 18th of May, 1999 is the permanent habitat for the pair of pandas An An and Jia Jia given to Hong Kong in 1997 to mark the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty. In 2007, the Central Government has given another two pandas Le Le and Ying Ying to Hong Kong as a gift to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR, which pandas have officially met the public on the 1st of July in the same year.

Cable Car / Ocean Express

Ocean Park provides Cable Car and Ocean Express to connect the Waterfront (Lowland) and the Summit (Headland). The cable car station of the Waterfront is located on the left side of the main entrance. Staff will assist wheelchair users to board the special designed cable car gondola through special passage; the whole trip takes about 8 minutes. And the Ocean Express Waterfront Station is also located on the left side of the main entrance. The station has special passage for those in needs to take the Express, and the whole trip takes about 4 minutes.

Short Comments:The special designed gondola of the cable car can accommodate one wheelchair with one accompanying person. However, due to the number of such gondola are limited, it may require longer time to board. Thus, it is better for wheelchair users to choose Ocean Express to go to the Waterfront and the Summit.

Ocean Theatre

The Ocean Theatre is located on the Summit (Headland). There are wheelchair spaces on the highest row, where visitors may enter through another entrance according to instruction.  Nam Long Shan is the location of all marine creature exhibition halls and mechanical rides. The Ocean Theatre which accommodates 3,500 audiences has several shows daily. Before 1998, the Killer Whale “Hoi Wai” used to be the star on stage of Ocean Theatre, while nowadays there are also performances by sea lions and dolphins. 

 

Short comments: Wheelchair spaces at the Ocean Theatre are located on the highest row, where other visitors would stand around to watch the show at peak hours, making the place a bit crowded.

Pacific Pier / Sea Jelly Spectacular / Chinese Sturgein Aquarium

The Summith as various marine lives’s pavilions, namely Pcaific Pier, Sea Jelly Spectacular and the Chinese Sturgein Aquarium. The Pcaific Pier inhabits marine creatures such as seals and sea lions, with regular performance by sea lions and staff introducing their characteristics. The Sea Jelly Spectacular displays over 1000 sea jellies of unique species all around the world, showing their movement under special theatrical lighting and multimedia sound effect. And the Chinese Sturgein Aquarium exhibit valuable fish which includs the endangered Chinese sturgeon. All pavilions have accessible entrance and facilities, wheelchair users can also visits every pavilion easily.

Ferris Wheel

Located opposite the Atoll Reef is the Ferris Wheel, on which visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the Headland Rides and the spectacular scenery of Deep Water Bay, Repulse Bay, Ap Lei Chau, Lamma Island and South China Sea, with an even more elegant view at night.  Ferris Wheel is one of the mechanical rides in Ocean park that is accessible by physically disabled guests and provides with wheelchair space, which wheelchair users can directly board the particular gondola. 

1. The Ocean Park - Opening hours and fares

General opening hours

Monday to Friday

09:30am to 08:00pm

Saturday and Sunday

09:30am to 10:00pm

* Opening hours on public holidays will be different; enquiry could be made on the web.

 

General Admission Price

Adults                                                        

$280

Children 3 to 11, One accompanying guest of holder of ‘registration card for people with disabilities’

$140

Individuals and members of families receiving assistance from the CSSA

 $20

Free admission is granted to children under 3-year-old and local senior residents, who is 65 years old or above with Hong Kong Identity Card or the "Senior Citizen Card" issued by Social Welfare Department. Holder of Registration Card for people with Disabilities and Hong Kong residents with Hong Kong Identity Card visiting on birthday are FREE to enter Ocean Park.

free entry

 

Tel: 3923 2323

Website: www.oceanpark.com.hk

2. Wheelchairs are available for rental at the Locker, stroller and Wheelchair Rental in Aqua City nearby the main entrance of the Park.

Wheelchair rental is available at HKD$60 per day whereas senior citizens aged 65 or above can rent wheelchair service at HKD$30 per day, in addition to HKD$100 refundable security deposit.

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